Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Instructor Interview: Intro to Hydraulics Local Education Course

Introduction to Hydraulics:
Lubrication Fundamentals, Hydraulic Fluids and Their Applications
"By understanding the fluids, you can design the system better."

Join us on March 27, 2012 in Brookfield, Wisconsin (USA) for this course co-hosted by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and STLE.

This course is divided into two main areas: it covers lubrication fundamentals in the morning to ensure everyone has a good foundation of knowledge which will assist with the afternoon portion of the course - hydraulic fluids and applications.

With this course, you'll walk away knowing basic lubrication concepts including friction, lubrication and wear, and how these will help you in your day-to-day work, and then you'll be able to apply these concepts to hydraulic fluids, understanding the differences between conventional, fire resistant, synthetics and greens, and the suffering points that each of the products bring to the table. Click here to listen to more examples and get an overview of the course direct from the course instructors.

Course Overview

Instructors: Robert Gresham (right), Director of Professional Development, STLE; and David Scheetz (left), Equipment Builder Engineer, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties

Course Details: This course runs 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27th (starting with breakfast). Plan to be in attendance until 5:00 p.m. Included in this program is intensive education, handouts, a continental breakfast, lunch, and networking breaks.

Registration Fee: $500/$850 (AEM members/non-members; STLE Members get the AEM member price). Click here to register.
STLE Member Discount Code: Enter HYDRAULICS12 to get the AEM Member price for the course
Housing: AEM secured a special rate with the Brookfield Sheraton, mention the AEM room block when reserving a room. $89 for single, $99 for double.

Click here for more information on the course, and click here to register. You can also view the course information that appeared in March's issue of TLT. Click here to listen to the course instructor interviews.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Interview with the Author: Surfactants in Tribology with Girma Biresaw and Kash Mittal

Listen to this week's episode as we talk to the authors of the two-volume set, Surfactants in Tribology. Click to the above link to download or play in your screen.

These volumes originated at the bi-annual Symposium on Surfactants in Solution. This symposium started in 1976 and was held in Albany, NY, with Chair Kash Mittal. The upcoming Symposium will take place sometime in June 2012 and abstracts are being accepted until March 15. The interviews provide detail from both editors of the volumes, Dr. Kash Mittal (top right) and Dr. Girma Biresaw (bottom right). Listen to get more information on Volume 1, Volume 2 and 3 (to be released by the end of 2012).

If you're interested in either or both books, click here to purchase through the STLE Store - you can save 25% off the price of the book with the code STL60, this month only.